Capvidia Fluid Dynamic Simulation Technology

Capvidia’s FlowVision™ computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software offers unparalleled capabilities that can be used to design and optimize new products. FlowVision helps end-users analyze flow, turbulence, and pressure distribution of liquids and gases and their interaction with structures. This advanced software solution finds wide applications in industries such as Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, and Energy. FlowVision’s unique capabilities allow extremely complex simulations such as those required for medical research on the human heart (Living Heart Project / SIMULIA Dassault Systems).

Whatever you are analyzing, FlowVision’s fluid dynamics give you valuable insight into your product's performance and in its category, it delivers the most realistic and accurate simulation available on the market. FlowVision is a fully integrated software application for complex CFD analysis involving multi-phase, fluid-structure-interaction, moving objects, free surface, complex geometries and much more.

FlowVision differs from the other CFD products by closely integrating both traditional mesh and solver modules. It features automatic meshing which significantly eliminates manual work and speeds up the entire analysis process. FlowVision’s state-of-the-art multi-processor solver performs all simulations quickly and accurately. Since FlowVision accepts dynamic geometry movement and change, users can achieve automated shape optimization. Capvidia’s different approach to CFD positions FlowVision as the ideal validation tool even when experimental data is unavailable or too expensive to obtain.

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FlowVision’s major advantages:

  • Direct integration with the SolidWorks 3D solid modeler system
  • Support of VRML and STL formats for geometry definition and integration with standard CAD packages
  • Use of stable and accurate numerical methods;
  • Powerful OpenGL based post-processor;
  • Operating systems: Linux (Red Hat EL 4 and following versions, SUSE 10 and following versions);  Windows 2000 Service Pack 3;  Windows Server 2003;  Windows XP (32/64) Service Pack 2;  Windows HPC Server 2008; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista (32/64);  Windows 7 (32/64)
  • 32 or 64 BIT operation
  • Fully object oriented C++ implementation.

FlowVision Simulates Incompressible and Compressible 3D Laminar and Turbulent Gas/Fluid Flows

combustion analysis with FlowVisionFlowVision simulates incompressible and compressible 3D laminar and turbulent gas/fluid flows. Its advanced turbulence models allow analysis of a wide range of complex industrial problems including the analysis of strong swirling flows and the analysis of flows with combustion.

The FlowVision solver is based on a finite volume method and uses a locally and dynamically adapted mesh. An innovative sub-grid geometry resolution technology is used for the precise description of the curvilinear geometry of complex aerodynamic shapes.

FlowVision works directly on CAD data from all well-known CAD packages, like SolidWorks for instance.

FlowVision has a fully automatic Mesh Generator. The mesh is adapted to the solution and the shape of the computational domain to resolve all nuances of the fluid motion with complex physics. The adaptive rectangular grid is generated automatically during the calculation process. A user can control and fine-tune this process with a few easy-to-use parameters.

FlowVision has successfully been used since 1992 for the investigation of fluid/gas flows in various engineering applications:

  • Analysis of gas flows in ducts and scrubbers, fluid flow in cleaning devices, and processes related with charge/recharge of hydrogen storage vessels
  • Investigation of ventilation systems (air flow, heat and contamination transfer) in industrial halls (electrolizer shop in aluminum plant, airplane hangar)
  • Modeling of flows in electro-hydrodynamic pumps
  • Investigation of combustion process in burners and boilers used in power stations
  • Simulation of a car tire aquaplaning at high speed










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Annual License:

FlowVision can be licensed on an annual basis. Choose between Pre/Post procession options, Geometry CAD/CAE import options and various solver options. Also choose the number of processes your simulation requires.

Perpetual License:

FlowVision can also be purchased and licensed. An annual maintenance fee is required.

University License:

FlowVision has a university license is for research and education purposes uses within educational institutions and cannot be used for commercial use or for external and paid project work.